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Banaskantha Lok Sabha constituency of Gujarat: Full list of candidates, polling dates

Here is the full list of candidates contesting the Lok Sabha election in 2019 from Banaskantha Lok Sabha constituency of Gujarat.

Banaskantha Lok Sabha constituency of Gujarat: Full list of candidates, polling dates
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BJP leader and Union Minister Haribhai Parthibhai Chaudhary is the current member of Parliament from Banaskantha Lok Sabha Constituency of Gujarat. In the 2014 Lok Sabha election, Haribhai Parthibhaihad defeated Congress' Joitabhai Kasnabhai Patel with a margin of 202,334 votes. Mayawati-led Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) had fielded Parsotamgiri Turantgiri Mahant from the seat and had won 11,175 votes.

Haribhai had also won the seat in the 2013 by-election by defeating Congress candidate Krishnaben Mukeshkumar Gadhvi. 

This year, BJP dropped Haribhai Chaudhary from Banaskantha and fielded Parbatbhai Patel whereas Congress named Parthibhai Galbabhai Bhatol as its candidate. 

Here is the full list of candidates contesting the Lok Sabha election in 2019 from Banaskantha Lok Sabha constituency of Gujarat.

Gujarat Lok Sabha constituencies: All you need to know

Also read: Banaskantha Lok Sabha Constituency

1 TEJABHAI NETHIBHAI RABARI Bahujan Samaj Party
2 PARTHIBHAI GALBABHAI BHATOL Indian National Congress
3 PARBATBHAI SAVABHAI PATEL Bharatiya Janata Party
4 THAKOR MELAJI MADARSINH Garvi Gujarat Party
5 CHARAMTA BHARATKUMAR KHEMABHAI Independent
6 DR. CHANDRA BEN Independent
7 JAGDISHJI PARTHIJI DHARANI Independent
8 THAKOR SWARUPJI SARDARJI Independent
9 PARBATBHAI SAVABHAI PATEL Bharatiya Janata Party
10 DESAI ISHVARBHAI MAHADEVBHAI Independent
11 PARBATBHAI SAVABHAI PATEL Bharatiya Janata Party
12 PADHIYAR BHARATKUMAR ISHVARLAL Independent
13 PARBATBHAI SAVABHAI PATEL Bharatiya Janata Party
14 PARMAR CHHAGANCHANDRARAJ DHANABHAI Independent
15 PARSANI IBRAHIMBHAI PIRABHAI Independent
16 PUROHIT SHYAMABEN NARANBHAI Independent
17 MADHU NIRUPABEN Independent
18 PARTHIBHAI GALBABHAI BHATOL Indian National Congress
19 PARTHIBHAI GALBABHAI BHATOL Indian National Congress

The Banaskantha Parliamentary constituency (constituency number 2) has a total of 1,296,871 electorates out of which 627,536 are females and 669,335 are males according to Election Commission of India 2009 reports.

The Lok Sabha election here will be held in a single phase on April 23. The BJP had won all the 26 seats in 2014 Lok Sabha election in the home state of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP party chief Amit Shah. 

Presently, Banaskantha Lok Sabha constituency comprises seven legislative assembly segments. These are — Vav, Tharad, Dhanera, Danta, Palanpur, Deesa, Deodar. 

Banaskantha district is famous for the Ambaji temple which draw many tourists. As of 2011, 13.27% of Banaskantha's population is urban and 86.70% is rural.